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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Duration :

93

Summary: Oprah Winfrey stars in the true story of a woman's search for enlightenment about her mother--whose "immortal" cells would save millions of lives. Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, known as HeLa. Told through the eyes of Lack's daughter Deborah (Winfrey) and journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), the film chronicles Deborah's search to learn about the mother she never knew, and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs. Co-starring Renee Elise Goldsberry, Reg E. Cathey, Courtney B. Vance, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Leslie Uggams and Reed Birney. Directed by George C. Wolfe; screenplay by George C. Wolfe and Alexander Woo; based on the book by Rebecca Skloot. (TVMA) (AC,AL,MV,RP)

PRODUCER : Oprah Winfrey,Carla Gardini,Alan Ball,Peter Macdissi,Lydia Dean Pilcher,Rebecca Skloot

CAST : Oprah Winfrey,Rose Byrne,Renee Elise Goldsberry,Reg E. Cathey,John Douglas Thompson,Rocky Carroll,Adriane Lenox,Roger Robinson,Lisa Arrindell,Leslie Uggams,John Beasley,Andrea Frye,Melvin Van Peebles,Reed Birney,Ruben Santiago-Hudson,Terry Alexander,Jaedon Godley,Jaylon Gordon,Courtney B. Vance,Peter Gerety,Byron Jennings,Jane Rumbaua,Karen Reynolds,Tinashe Kajese,Jasmine Ellis,Tian Richards,L. Warren Young,Kyanna Simone Simpson,Jordon Eli Arellano,De'Marco Michael Arrington,Tyvonna Jones,Patrick Walker,Ninja Devoe,Earl Poitier,John Benjamin Hickey,Laura Steele,David Prete,Dolan Wilson,Sean Freeland,Jacquez McKissic,Brandon O'Dell,Mary Shaw,Kate Bond,Eric Mendenhall,Alfred Carter Jr.,Tatom Pender,Elizabeth Hackler,Gabriel Ebert

WRITER : George C. Wolfe,Alexander Woo,Rebecca Skloot

DIRECTOR : George C. Wolfe

Genre : Drama